Jeff Danziger by Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger

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  1. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Most of us stay home. George Carlin brilliantly said about our consumerism, You don’t own your F$#!, it owns you! Caring for that lovely big boat will be the death of you, the ATV’s you play on are likely to cripple you or your children! You have to have a bigger home to hold all your crap, then you retire and give all that extra crap to your kids, who only want new crap, not the old crap. Sheesh!

  2. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Want a carefree summer? Bury you lawn in gravel, and xeroscape. Give away the mower,trimmer,gas-can,fertilizer,and weed controller.

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    @ahab

    We went to ground cover and bushes and day lilies, and such. You don’t have to mow it, but it’s a lot prettier than gravel.

  4. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    Everything must go……..and then reappear on Ebay.

  5. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    @pcolli

    I hate the way that the UK is beginning to echo the US. No offence to the US but we are a different country and all you think of us is “pip-pip, cheerio, Cor blimey, Mary Poppins”.

  6. Pequod

    Pequod GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Silent in the onslaught of holiday advertising manipulating consumers to buy what they don’t need and replace what is not worn out is the destruction of the planet. Too much is never enough and, as Danziger makes clear, important messages are lost in the rush to grasp at the gaudy trinket.

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    @pcolli

    The company I work for has one of those “special discount for employee” deals so we sometimes get promo emails (not considered spam by our filters :p ). I was surprised to read “Black Friday” deals on-line. It then listed several American branded companies, Apple, Dell, HP and a few others but also followed by local subsidiaries, like Amazon.co.uk and even British companies like Virgin, Vodaphone & Lastminute. An American sales day is becoming an international one by virtue of the on-line stores.

  8. sbeavin

    sbeavin said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t buy into the consumerism either but what in the hell has a crucifix got to do with Thanksgiving?

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    Wonderful how common sense works,eh!

  10. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 3 years ago

    Some folks and I went to see a movie after Thanksgiving dinner yesterday…and as we were leaving the mall, people were already lining up at the entrance to Sears.

    This was at 6:00 Pm

  11. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 3 years ago

    @ahab

    No one ever skewered the consumerism of Christmas better than Stan Freberg did, with the immortal sketch Green Chri$tma$

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5IXlfJSEi4

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Of course those “business types” say it’s taken till this day to “run in the black”.


    Which begs the question: What remains of the moral lesson of the birthday, or Easter- dont’ forget your decorated eggs.

  13. Linda Von De Bur

    Linda Von De Bur said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, its “Good Friday” and its in springtime, March or April. This season is about the BIRTH of Jesus Christ, not his crucifixtion. The term “black Friday” has to do with retailers finally earning enough money for the year and getting into positive numbers (profits = black ink) rather than negative numbers, (losses = red ink) on the ledgers. But is is a good analogy, Christ died for our sins, Greed, Envy, Rage, Lust, Sloth, Gluttony, Pride, the seven deadly sins. They seem to be particularly prevalent during Black Friday sales, don’t they?

  14. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    (silent with admiration & gratitude)

  15. Petey

    Petey GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I thought it was “Good Friday” not “Black Friday”. I guess the crucifix is to remind us why there is Christmas. And in earlier times I believe gift giving was done around Jan. 6th not Christmas eve/Day. But I believe the Victorians moved gift giving to Christmas. Something to think about and research, maybe?

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